In the news headlines in Barcelona today are the following stories:
LA VANGUARDIA (Castilian / Catalan)
The ratings agency Moody's have said that the rating of all Euro zone countries is at risk of being downgraded; The cost of Spanish sovereign debt has risen once more this morning, to reach 448 basis points; The high number of immigrants leaving Spain will see unemployment numbers fall by 500,000 next year.
EL PERIÓDICO (Castilian / Catalan)
A judge is to question Felix Millet again regarding an alleged tax fraud; An investigation has started into the owner of a horse who caused a road accident in Tarragona yesterday in which two people and the animal itself were killed, and two other people were injured; Two churches in the neighbourhood of Sant Antoni has withdrawn access to space on its premises to local associations, some of which had used it for many years.
EL PUNT-AVUI (Catalan)
The Catalan government has said that it could hold a referendum on the matter of the pacte fiscal (new financial agreement regarding contributions made by Catalunya to the central government in Madrid) if prime minister-elect Mariano Rajoy puts off broaching the issue; A project called 'Catalunya Nord (located in France) per la independència' is being presented today in Perpignan.